Today is (allegedly) the penultimate day of unseasonably warm temperatures in the 80s before the city sees longer-term highs in the mid- to low-60s. All that’s to say: Go sit outside and enjoy the warmth today, if winter’s not your thing.


  • The D.C. Council is considering a sweeping bill to make the city run entirely on renewable energy sources by 2032, among the most aggressive goals set by a jurisdiction to reduce carbon emissions. Proposed by five councilmembers, the bill would also grant D.C.’s mayor the power to enter agreements with lawmakers in Virginia and Maryland. This effort comes in the wake of a staggering report by a United Nations climate change panel that makes plain the dire consequences of climate change, the most negative effects of which the panel estimates will be inevitable, and irreversible, in as few as a dozen years.

  • Metro chief Paul Wiedefeld said Tuesday that the system will not implement fare increases or service cuts over the next fiscal year, a diversion from the transit agency’s general practice of considering those measures every two years. “It’s all about service,” Wiedefeld told the Post. “You could have a very clean station or bright station, but if you’re standing down there waiting for a train to come that doesn’t matter very much to you.”

  • Meanwhile, a group of Metro track inspectors and supervisors fired for falsifying inspection reports will likely be re-hired, after an arbitration panel determined that the workers were merely following agency protocol by fudging data in those documents.  


  • Missed connection: “Simple Minds concert. You were the guy in the front row — left side of stage. You knew every single word and were pumped the entire night. I think we’re soul mates and just don’t know it. What team are you on?”  [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin(tips?

  • Ward 7 Councilmember Vince Gray will hold a hearing this morning about the future of Providence Hospital. [WAMU]

  • Opinion: Two mayor-backed bills to speed development in Anacostia means bad news for longtime residents. [DC Line]

  • D.C.: your voting registration deadline is on Oct. 16. [Curbed]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Introducing a new black-owned distillery making cherrywood-smoked whiskey. [WCP]

  • Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. opens Saturday at 8 a.m. in Shaw. [WCP]

  • Fish in the Hood is progressing toward reopening. [NBC]

  • Look forward to self-serve beer at the Capital One Arena. [WBJ]

  • Restaurants are preparing for more for political protesters. [WAMU]

  • A critic guesses where Kanye West will eat. [Washingtonian]

ARTS LINKS, byMatt Cohen (tips?

  • For the Hirshhorn’s latest exhibition, living sculptures will serenade you. [Post]

  • Anna Connolly‘s debut album is hardly the beginning of the story. [WCP]

  • In case you didn’t know, Sister Polygon Records is putting out some of the best music in the country. [Washingtonian]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • A look at a new flexible housing subsidy offered to some D.C. residents. [Fast Company]

  • One family’s water damage nightmare. [PoPville]

  • What’s selling above asking price in D.C. [Urban Turf]

  • Capital One Arena debuts changes from its $40 million renovation. [WBJ]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • Josh Norman played so poorly during Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints that he was benched for the first series of the second half in the local NFL team’s 43-19 loss. [ESPN]

  • There’s a changing and growing sports media landscape in D.C. Ethan McLeod writes in DCist on how several new sports sites (including City Paper’s) have launched since the eventful sports summer in the District.

  • It turns out that, according to The Athletic, Dwight Howard’s back injury is actuallya buttocks muscle injury. No word on when he’ll return to play. [Bullets Forever]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips?

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